Natural Remedies for Ovarian Cysts: Best Foods + Supplements

OVERVIEW “Many women develop growths, known as ‘cysts’, in or on their ovaries. These cysts are fluid- (water) filled sacs (rather like a blister). In some women cysts are completely harmless, requiring little or no treatment. These cysts are ‘benign’, or noncancerous. Other cysts, however, can be cancerous, which is why a diagnosis

Best Foods + Herbs to Nip Pneumonia in the Bud

OVERVIEW Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs, mainly caused by a virus or bacteria, which can occur on its own or following a bout of flu. Pneumonia causes inflammation in the lung’s air sacs, also known as alveoli, which fill with fluid, causing shortness of breath, chest pain and high fever. Symptoms

Shingles Diet: Best Foods + Supplements

OVERVIEW Shingles, known medically as the Herpes Zoster, is a form of the same Herpes Zoster virus that causes chickenpox. The first time a person is exposed to the virus, it causes the typical widespread, itchy sores of chickenpox, but the virus never actually goes away. Instead, it lies dormant in the nerve

Sexy Skin: Best Foods + Herbs for a Glowing Complexion

OVERVIEW In our never ending quest for radiant skin, the old saying 'you are what you eat' is so true! Radiant skin comes mainly from the inside out. On the outside, we all have our favorite lotions, potions and beauty treatments, but glowing skin starts with nourishment from within. Skin cells are constantly

UTI Diet: Best Foods + Herbs

OVERVIEW UTI’s (urinary tract infections) also referred to as cystitis, result from a bacterial infection that causes inflammation in the bladder or urethra, causing symptoms such as frequent urges to urinate with pain on urination, and dark and unusual smelling pee. If left untreated it can lead to kidney infections at which point

Libido Lift: Best Foods + Herbs

OVERVIEW Loss of libido (sex drive) is a common problem that affects up to one in five men and in even more women during some stage in their life. It is often linked to relationship issues, professional or personal stress, hormone imbalances, or life-changing events such as pregnancy and childbirth. It can also

Depression Diet: Best Foods & Herbs

OVERVIEW Depression can be a devastating mental health condition, impacting one’s life on physical as well as a mental and emotional levels. Depression not only affects a person’s inner landscape, it can impair the ability to function in daily life. Depression can take many different forms, ranging from an unshakeable long-term ‘low mood’

Eczema Diet: Best Foods & Supplements

OVERVIEW Atopic eczema is a common type of chronic dermatitis. It’s not contagious and is characterized by inflamed, itchy, red, dry, scaly or cracked areas of skin, which in severe cases, may blister or ooze. It’s usually found on the face, scalp, hands, wrists and in the folds at the back of the

Healthy Kids: Essential Foods + Supplements for a Childhood Nutrition

OVERVIEW Nutrition for children is based on the same principles as adults. Everyone, regardless of age, needs the same types of micro and macro nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Children, however, need different amounts of specific nutrients at different stages of their growth and development. When combined with exercise,

Skin Soothing Psoriasis Diet: Best Foods + Herbs

OVERVIEW Psoriasis is an autoimmune, inflammatory skin condition that causes raised, red, inflamed, scaly patches of skin to form. It typically affects the outside of the elbows, knees or scalp, though it can appear anywhere on the body. Psoriasis can be very debilitating, unsightly and stressful, and often flares up and retreats in